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Drivers Confess To Bad Dog Habits In The Car

Drivers Confess To Bad Dog Habits In The Car

In a nation where 78 million dogs reside in more than 46 million households, it’s no surprise Americans love their canine pets. But when it comes to packing Fido into the family car, a new survey finds that drivers admit to some pretty doggone dangerous habits behind the wheel. Who can blame... read more

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2012 Audi S5 Coupe

Hatchbacks, Porsche 928, 2012 Audi A5, Fisker Karma: Car News Headlines

Turns out Americans will buy hatchbacks. [TheCarConnection] Audi has released details regarding the 2012 A5 and S5. [MotorAuthority] Here are ten tips to manage distracted... read more July 13, 2011 by 0


 
BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Ten Tips to Manage Distracted Driving

With all the headlines and various safety campaigns about distracted driving, it’s easy to glaze over and think that this behavior is something someone else does, not... read more July 12, 2011 by 0


 
Texting while driving

Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Yesterday, Ford announced its support of a federal law banning the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. It's the first automaker to do so, and as a result, it's received... read more July 12, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Audi A8 L

Distracted Driving, Audi U.S. Production Plans, Aston Martin IPO: Car News Headlines

A new study finds most drivers are distracted up to 50 percent of the time. [TheCarConnection] Audi plans to build cars in the U.S. for the first time ever. [MotorAuthority]... read more July 11, 2011 by 0


 
Texting while driving

Police Enforcement Reduces Distracted Driving

Some sobering news: most drivers are distracted up to 50 percent of their time behind the wheel. More than 33 percent regularly use a mobile phone behind the wheel and over... read more July 11, 2011 by 3


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Study: Most Drivers Are Distracted 25% - 50% Of The Time

By now, everyone agrees that distracted driving is a serious problem. What everyone might not agree on, however, is what constitutes "distracted driving" in the first place... read more July 11, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project

Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines

Volvo's S60 Performance Project hints at a possible PCP model, which is almost but not quite as unfortunately named as the Smart ED. [MotorAuthority] Saab says it's found a... read more July 5, 2011 by 1


 
Teen driving

Takata, FocusDriven Educate Teens On Distracted Driving

Never heard of Takata? Although it is one of the world’s leading seat belt manufacturers, Takata is a quiet company that prefers to remain behind the scenes, that is... read more July 2, 2011 by 0


 
Screencap from 2011 Toyota Sienna ad campaign

Five Tips For Parenting In The Car

It’s the age-old dilemma – how to maintain peace and ensure safety with kids in the car. Parenting is not always easy, but these five tips for parenting in the... read more June 29, 2011 by 0


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

U.S. House Bill Would Ban In-Car Cell Phone Use

Talking and texting while driving has been proven to be dangerous, but it's still common on America's highways. Those acts will become illegal if one U.S. Representative can... read more June 24, 2011 by 0


 
Teen driving

Is A Nationwide Ban On Hand-Held Phone Use By Drivers Coming?

Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is currently illegal in nine states, and texting while driving is illegal in thirty-four. Both laws could be the most widely... read more June 24, 2011 by 2


 
Teen driving

NHTSA Puts Industry On Notice: A Car Is Not A Mobile Device

Continuing a campaign initiated by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) addressed the... read more June 9, 2011 by 1


 
Texting while driving

Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate... read more June 7, 2011 by 0


 
BMW Don't TXT and Drive campaign

Distracted Driving Gets New Foe in BMW

It’s about time the automakers stepped up to the serious problem of distracted driving due to texting and cellphone use behind the wheel. BMW, in its just-launched... read more June 6, 2011 by 0


 
Project Ignition

Project Ignition: Teen Drivers Go Peer To Peer For Safety

Judging by headlines and statistics, you’d think the majority of teenage drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel. But Project Ignition, which just announced... read more June 3, 2011 by 0


 

 
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